Bug 2230156 (CVE-2023-34319)

Summary: CVE-2023-34319 xen: buffer overrun in netback due to unusual packet (XSA-432)
Product: [Other] Security Response Reporter: Pedro Sampaio <psampaio>
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A buffer overrun vulnerability was found in the netback driver in Xen due to an unusual split packet. This flaw allows an unprivileged guest to cause a denial of service (DoS) of the host by sending network packets to the backend, causing the backend to crash.
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Bug Depends On: 2230157    
Bug Blocks: 2230159    

Description Pedro Sampaio 2023-08-08 19:24:09 UTC
The fix for XSA-423 added logic to Linux'es netback driver to deal with
a frontend splitting a packet in a way such that not all of the headers
would come in one piece.  Unfortunately the logic introduced there
didn't account for the extreme case of the entire packet being split
into as many pieces as permitted by the protocol, yet still being
smaller than the area that's specially dealt with to keep all (possible)
headers together.  Such an unusual packet would therefore trigger a
buffer overrun in the driver.



Comment 1 Pedro Sampaio 2023-08-08 19:24:37 UTC
Created kernel tracking bugs for this issue:

Affects: fedora-all [bug 2230157]

Comment 2 Mauro Matteo Cascella 2023-08-09 07:35:37 UTC
Upstream fix:

Comment 3 Product Security DevOps Team 2023-08-09 12:08:32 UTC
This bug is now closed. Further updates for individual products will be reflected on the CVE page(s):